Screwfix has reached a milestone of £2 billion in sales in the year to January 2021 after opening 30 new stores. The retailer now has a total of 725 stores across the UK and Ireland.

To power the growth, Screwfix has created 4,000 jobs in the last five years during which time the business has opened, on average, a new store every week and doubled sales from the £1 billion mark.

Screwfix has also revealed that its Screwfix Foundation raised over £2 million in the year and has supported over 400 charities and not-for-profit organisations to help fix, repair, maintain and improve their facilities for people in need across the UK.

John Mewett, Screwfix chief executive, said: “I’m incredibly proud of what our colleagues have achieved this year. We have continued to keep our customers supplied safely whilst creating opportunities for our colleagues. We have also been able to give back to our communities when they have needed support the most. I’d like to thank all of our colleagues and customers for their incredible support during what has been an extremely challenging year.”